Extensive damage was caused to a home in the Gweedore region last night after a dangerous lightning strike.
The lightning ripped through the gable wall of a home in Derrybeg at approx 11pm on Wednesday night. There are no reported injuries from the incident.
Firefighters from Gweedore and Dungloe Fire Services attended the scene and contained the resulting blaze. Local reports say that severe destruction was caused to one room.
Parts of Dungloe, Gweedore, the Rosses and Magheraroarty felt the effects of a heavy ‘thundersnow’ storm last night with accompanying lightning strikes. There is a further risk of thundery downpours today across the north west.